Grammys 2014: Country Music Represents [VIDEOS]
Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes and Kacey Musgraves were among the celebrities who walked the red carpet at last night’s Grammy Awards. Kasey ended up being the big country winner last night picking up the award for Best Country Album for her debut, Same Trailer, Different Park, as well as the Grammy for Best Country Song as a co-writer of “Merry ‘Go Round.”
Hunter Hayes walked the carpet alone, while Kacey brought her mom Karen as her date. Lee’s date for the night was his wife Sara. Taylor Swift gave a shout-out to her new BFF and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence during her red carpet interview with Ryan Seacrest. Adorable couple Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton arrived together with Miranda looking absolutely gorgeous in vibrant red.
Nominees Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean weren’t able to make it to the show. Tim was in Vegas headlining the Soul2Soul show with Faith Hill, and Jason was on the road. Also missing were last year’s Best Country Song winners Little Big Town who are on tour with Keith Urban.
One of the funniest moments of the night was when Taylor Swift thought that “Red” won album of the year and she and her crew jumped out of their seats in excitement and then realized that it was Daft Punk (who were dressed like suited up storm troopers) who won the night’s top honor for Random Access Memories.
Country performances at the Grammy awards last night included:
Hunter Hayes premiered his new single from his upcoming album, expected to hit stores in May. The amazing performance included famous quotes from John Lennon, Steve Jobs, Lady Gaga and Johnny Depp.
Keith Urban and the incredibly talented Gary Clark, Junior. Performed Keith’s new song “Cop Car.”
Backed by a full choir, Taylor delivered a breathtaking rendition of her power ballad “All Too Well” from her Grammy nominated album Red.
For her very first Grammy performance, Kacey Musgraves sang her song “Follow Your Arrow” which featured her boyfriend Misa Arriaga on backing vocals.
Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton joined forces on stage to perform “The Highwayman,” “Okie from Muskogee,” and “Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys.”
Following the Grammys’ annual memorandum segment, Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day delivered an acoustic rendition of the Everly Brothers classic, “When Will I Be Loved” to celebrate the life of the late Phil Everly.
Country musicians who picked up awards at the 2014 Grammys:
Best Country Solo Performance went to Darius Rucker for “Wagon Wheel”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance went to The Civil Wars for “From This Valley”
Best Country Song went to Kacey Musgraves for “Merry Go ‘Round”
Best Country Album went to Kacey Muscgraves for Same Trailer, Different Park
Best Americana Album went to Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell for Old Yellow Moon